Here’s What Facebook’s First-Ever Office Looked Like

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A Facebook cofounder does a keg stand with help from coworkers.

[credit provider=””Now Entering” documentary via The Huffington Post” url=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/11/facebook-mark-zuckerberg-2005-interview_n_924628.html”]

The Huffington Post dug up an old interview with Mark Zuckerberg from June 2005.It was in the company’s first Palo Alto office on a day when Facebook was celebrating its 3 millionth user (now it has has 750 million).

The office was in downtown Palo Alto on Emerson Street.  It had 5 or 6 offices, one conference room, and a large common area.

Zuckerberg was interviewed in the designated office “lounge.”

The whole early Facebook clan is in the video, including YouTube founder Steve Chen and early employee Ezra Callahan.

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